"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings
We're convinced that a wraptail bridge on a LP-style guitar is simply the way to go. It changes the playing experience - the feel of the guitar - gives you a different tone...it's like taking a great Les Paul and adding a touch of Tele to the mix. See where we're going here (hint: it's good)?
For this gorgeous aged Ice Tea Sunburst City Limits, we wanted to blend elements of Jeff Beck's iconic oxblood LP and Jimmy Page's iconic LP (with a dash of Slash for good measure). We think it's safe to say that Collings nailed it. This is one of the sexier City Limits we've had - it simply screams rock n roll. That said, don't be fooled into thinking you've gotta be a guitar-into-a-Marshall kind of player. This is a really versatile guitar that does anything from smokey jazz to twangy roots rock with ease.
The aforementioned wraptail brings a slinkier feel to the already effortless playability of a Collings electric. Your right hand rests against the body/cups the bridge vs resting on the strings on a traditional bridge/tailpiece setup. Why is this cool? We find it to be really comfortable for starters, and, you end up feeling a touch more connected to the instrument which lends to more expressive right hand technique. That's a good thing, right?
As you can tell, we absolutely love this City Limits! We don't anticipate this one lasting long! Priced with hardshell case.
Interested? We may have another on the way.